paperwhites, bottled.

1.17.2013

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I've been growing these bulbs since mid-December and teasing you with bits and bobs of them ever since. Finally, they've blossomed and I've compiled a quick and dirty (though not so very dirty) tutorial for Gardenista. I'm hoping the post will give you the nudge you need to haul out your own collection of bottles and plug them up with bulbs. No such collection? This might be just the occasion to splurge on that bottle of fancy kombucha. Whatever your vessel, here's three cheers for forcing flowers in winter. Some things just can't wait until spring.

Helpful advice and more pretty pictures, thisaway.

14 note(s) by friends.:

  1. This is a brilliant idea!

    www.tenantofwildfellhall.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this! I am moving soon but this will be a good trick for our new place that is surrounded in windows. Thank you for sharing :)

    xoxohannah
    www.signedxoxohannah.com

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  3. i was gifted a bottled paperwhite by a work friend in december and it's such a joy to watch it bloom on my desk these days.

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  4. That first picture is absolutely gorgeous. And I love the little bit of life in winter that forced bulbs give - it's just the thing to get you through the grey days of winter.

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  5. My husband, a veterinarian and nature lover, looked at these photos and sighed. I think I need to grow some for him!

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  6. I have some too! I love to watch them grow!

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  7. I am loving how you did them in individual glasses to create a display. Might have to give that a go next year!

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  8. Oh man, how exciting! This just might be the thing I need to do for a little cheer during these winter months!

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  9. This is magnificent. Paperwhites are so... how should i describe them? Wonderful? Whimsical? Hard to find the words for their beauty.. especially since they're a true harbinger of earliest Springtime!

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  10. Oh Erin, these are simply sublime :)

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  11. These are so great!

    x missdottidee.blogspot.com

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  12. Could this work with other bulbs as well? I love tulips, but I'm afraid they'd be too too heavy and fall over.

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